Fwd: Federal Agency: Scrap E-Voting

From: Jerry Lobdill <lobdillj_at_charter_dot_net>
Date: Fri Dec 01 2006 - 08:45:12 CST

>Federal Agency: Scrap E-Voting
>Posted by: "Ron Mills"
>Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:53 pm (PST)
>A federal agency is set to recommend significant
>changes to specifications for electronic-voting
>machines next week, internetnews.com has learned.
>The National Institute of Standards and
>Technology (NIST) is recommending that the 2007
>version of the Voluntary Voting Systems
>Guidelines (VVSG) decertify direct record electronic (DRE) machines.
>According to an NIST paper to be discussed at a
>meeting of election regulators at NIST
>headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., on Dec. 4 and
>5, DRE vote totals cannot be audited because the
>machines are not software independent.
>In other words, there is no means of verifying
>vote tallies other than by relying on the
>software that tabulated the results to begin with.
>The machines currently in use are "more
>vulnerable to undetected programming errors or
>malicious code," according to the paper.
>The NIST paper also noted that, "potentially, a
>single programmer could 'rig' a major election."
>This is incredibly tremendous news:

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